The fifth annual Run, White & Blue 5K/1-Mile Walk, held at the Owens Campus in Georgetown, was the most successful event yet as nearly 500 runners and walkers braved the heat and humidity to raise almost $12,000 to support scholarships for veterans and first responders.
The event included a free Zumba warm-up by World Gym Millsboro prior to the start of the race, and a huge post-race cookout featuring barbecue chicken cooked by Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co., barbecue brisket with baked beans and potato salad from Mission BBQ, pizza from Pizza King, oysters from JD Shuckers, ice cream from Vanderwende Farm Creamery, beer from NKS Distributors and Mispillion River Brewing, and wine from Sposato Family Vineyards.
In addition, the Delaware State Police helicopter, mounted patrol unit, patrol car, mobile command post, K-9 demonstration, and a seatbelt rollover simulator were all on display. There was also be a smokehouse simulator from the Blades Volunteer Fire Co., a CPR and Stop the Bleed demonstration from Sussex County EMS, and display vehicles and information tables from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Department of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, Delaware National Guard, Delaware State Fire School, and the Milton, Georgetown, and Seaford police departments. Fire trucks from Georgetown, Milford, and Greenwood fire companies were displayed at the start/finish line.
Sponsors for this year’s event were the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge, WBOC, American Legion Post #8 in Georgetown, State Farm – Chuck Hall Agency, Custom Mechanical, Delaware National Guard, Heritage Shores Military Club, Jack Lingo Realtor, Leisure Point Resort, Mission BBQ, Rotary Club of Lewes-Rehoboth, The Bridge, The Tidwell Wealth Advisory Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, American Legion Post #24, David C. Harrison Post 14 American Legion Smyrna, Greenwood Fire Co., Mason Dixon VFW 7234, Military Order of the Purple Heart First State Chapter 1787, Mountaire Farms, SUN Behavioral-Delaware, World Gym-Millsboro, The Brainard Family, Cardio Kinetics, Georgetown EMS, Greenwood VFW Post 7478, JD Shuckers, Laurel American Legion Post 19, Lighthouse Catering, Lowe’s Home Improvement-Millsboro, Wilgus Associates, The Barends Family, Janelle Boyer, Kelli Dunt – Key to the World Travel, Chick Harness & Supply Inc., Ladies Auxiliary of Military Order of the Purple Heart 1st State Chapter, Mispillion River Brewing, The Moriarty Family, Pizza King, The Rakes Family, Redner’s Markets, Anis and Sue Saliba, Judi Sciple, Sposato Family Vineyards, and Tidewater Utilities.
For full race results, visit 5th-run-white-blue-5k-1m-walk.
Runners and walkers for the fifth annual Run, White & Blue 5K take off at the event’s starting line on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus in Georgetown.
Members of the Cape Henlopen High School field hockey team pose together near the finish line under a shower of water provided by the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co.
Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington.